Start With Smiling

We should start our day smiling.  We have been through a lot to get where we are.  Much has gone right and, undoubtedly, much has gone wrong.  But, here we are.  Every morning, we are given an opportunity. We get to decide what we want to make of it.  We get to choose how we…

Improving Through Our Struggles

None of us is immune from the struggles of life.  No one gets a pass.  Challenges, difficulties, and troubles are part of the deal.  We do not get to control how they come at us, when, or in what quantity.  Their timing is never convenient.  When it is our time to struggle, it is simply…

Wasted Time

Giving our time and attention to those who will never know or care that we did is a fruitless endeavor.  With limited resources at our disposal, we must be careful how we allocate them.  What we give to one person or situation cannot be given to another.  Once given, it is gone, never to return. …

A Community Of Gifts

We all have something unique to offer this world.  Part of our purpose here is to discover what our gift is and to share it with others.   But, there is more to life than that.  We are not here alone.  We cannot fulfill our purpose in a vacuum.  As important as our own gift is…

Moving Toward Fear

Our fears grow stronger when ignored or denied.  They do not resolve themselves.  They require our attention and our effort.  They must be faced head on.  If we are to overcome our fears, we must take action.  We must move toward them.  We must challenge them.  We must challenge ourselves.  Even this does not guarantee…